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CASE NAME: James Lawrence, Relator, vs. Ratzlaff Motor Express Inc., Respondent, Department of Employment and Economic Development, Respondent.
Read the opinion in this case at A09-1957
CITATION: 785 N.W.2d 819 (Minn. Ct. App. 2010)
Legal Issues in Respondent-Department's Brief and Appendix:
Under the law, an individual who is discharged from his employment for violating the standards of behavior the employer has a right to expect of him, or for conduct demonstrating a lack of concern for the job, commits employment misconduct, and is ineligible for unemployment benefits. Ratzlaff Motor Express, Inc. ("Ratzlaff") discharged James Lawrence, a truck driver, after he lost his driver's license for failing to pay his child support. Did Lawrence commit acts constituting employment misconduct under Minnesota law? The Unemployment Law Judge John Gunderson found Lawrence was terminated for employment misconduct, and was ineligible for unemployment benefits.
Also Filed: RELATOR'S INFORMAL BRIEF; RELATOR'S INFORMAL REPLY BRIEF